Welcome to this week’s new releases, 99c deals, and freebies in gay romance! We’re doing our third week of highlighting new MM holiday/Christmas-themed romances. The first two weeks were a huge success, so we’re continuing this until there are no more new Christmas releases, haha. I spotted some wonderful ones this week, so go check them out!
Of course, we also have our regular new releases, 99c deals, and freebies, and it’s a good haul this week. All deals are valid at the time of posting in the US and most of the time the UK, but they may not be valid later or in all Amazon stores. Please check the price before buying! We can’t always see when the buy price will change, so it may go up within hours of this post, unfortunately.
This is not a paid list or ads, but simply deals I’ve found and books I’m excited about reading, so all personal recommendations from me. If you have a book you’d like to see listed, you can submit it, but that’s not a guarantee I’ll list it.
A Merry MacIntosh Christmas – Susi Hawke
A doctor falls for a 29-year old virgin who looks like the spitting image of his ex-fiancé…and who happens to be pregnant. Ha! I didn’t see that one coming. A Merry MacIntosh Christmas contains a virgin giving birth in a barn, three wise guys in pajamas, and enough holiday feels to keep you smiling into the new year.
Rhett’s Gift – Taylor Rylan
Rhett’s Gift brings back Logan and Rhett Redfeather from The men of Crooked bend series. Logan wants to get the perfect gift for his husband, but when a snowglobe he wants is already sold, can he find something else?
The Twelve Dates of Christmas – Andi James and Lila Wilde
One lonely lawyer. Twelve blind dates. Finding his special someone will take a Christmas miracle. The Twelve Dates of Christmas is a MM romance novella featuring five horny singles, four garlic cheese fries, three IPAs, two naked trees, and a jingle bell head injury. This feel-good story is filled with humor, heart, and a happy ever after perfect for the holidays. Sounds good!
Making the Naughty List – Daryl Banner
Sweet, humble, soft-spoken Daniel always tried to be a good person, despite the hell his family put him through every Christmas. But when he meets the hot and cocky bad boy Cass who crashes his holiday weekend with the family, Daniel learns what it’s like to break all the rules, live dangerously, and proudly make Santa’s “naughty list”. Making the Naughty List sounds like sexy fun!
Hitching It – Riley Hart and Devon McCormack
If you loved the Metropolis series, Hitching It will be a wonderful reunion with these wonderful characters. Hang out with all your favorites as Derek and Jackson are getting married and everyone celebrates Christmas.
Angels Sing – Eli Easton
A gender non-conforming single dad and his daughter’s elementary school teacher hit it off in Angels Sing. But when hardship hits, can their romance survive?
The Night – May Archer
Oh man, I’ve been looking forward to The Night. I absolutely love this series (here’s a mini review I did recently), and I can’t wait to start reading this one. Which will be tonight. A man meets the man who left him after their Vegas wedding and broke his heart. Can they find their way back to each other amidst O’Leary’s holiday cheer? (my money is on “yes, they can…”)
Their Omega of Christmas Past – Lorelei M. Hart
Their Omega of Christmas Past is a sweet with knotty heat MM shifter Mpreg Holiday short featuring fated mates, a wolf shifting lawyer who made the biggest mistake of his life by choosing his career over his true mate, a probably (maybe) human teacher who may or may not have some kind of influence over the weather, a little bit of Christmas magic, and, sadly, no television fireplace.
Operation Christmas Miracle – Kiska Gray
Operation Christmas Miracle is a shifter mpreg romance featuring an alpha wolf in search of true love and the sweet but hesitant omega who comes to his rescue…and of course, the spunky little boy who brings them both together.
William & Bernard – Charlie Tran
A former figure skating star agrees to coach a up-and-coming figure skater, and sparks fly. William & Bernard is a winter-themed mpreg novella.
Donovan & Otto – Charlie Tran
A ski instructor falls for a client. When he ends up pregnant, what will he do? Donovan & Otto is a winter-themed mpreg novella.
Bite Me, Santa – Brittany Cournoyer
A man who hates Christmas starts to change his mind when he falls for his Christmas-loving coworker in Bite Me, Santa (epic title, haha). Aw…
Santa’s Little Helper – Quinn Ward
A man who hates Christmas (this a popular trope, apparently, haha) falls for Santa’s Little Helper and discovers that maybe Christmas isn’t so bad after all. I’m such a sap for these kind of stories, haha.
A Very Merry Princemas – Shane K. Morton
An event planner who is completely overwhelmed with organizing a Christmas ball meets a handsome stranger…and sparks fly. But what will he do when the stranger turns out to be a prince? Find out in A Very Merry Princemas.
Hot Chocolate Kisses – Jackie North
A man who celebrates Christmas in a small town finds himself falling for a local guy in Hot Chocolate Kisses. Can he learn the tru meaning of love? (I’m sure he can…it is Christmas, after all!) An m/m romance with cakewalks, blizzards, hurt/comfort, a snow globe, hot chocolate kisses, and Christmas!
Love’s Unexpected Gift – Toby Wise
Love’s Unexpected Gift is a standalone mpreg novella about two alphas finding love in the midst of loss. It’s filled with best friends becoming lovers, only one bed (yay, one of my fave tropes!), knotty fun, adopted family, and more pining than a Christmas tree farm.
To Touch the Light – E.M. Lindsey
A chef with a reputation for being the Devil has a weakness for a a half-blind, Russian dishwasher who is the first person in years to make him feel. Life isn’t easy, and both men have never expected any different. But maybe, by the soft light of the menorah, both men will finally be able to see that for each other, they’re exactly what they need. To Touch the Light is a holiday novel set in the Irons and Works Universe. I love this series, so I can’t wait to dig into this one.
The Alpha’s Christmas Wish – C.W. Gray
This is a new author and a new series to me, but the blurb of The Alpha’s Christmas Wish indicates it should be read after the previous book in the series. It’s a friends-to-lovers, m/m, non-shifter, mpreg love story with no angst and no cheating, just a HEA.
The Miracle – Felice Stevens
Ash and Drew from the Through Hell and Back series are back in a heart warming holiday story. The Miracle is a short Hannukah-themed story featuring all your favorite characters from the Through Hell and Back series, a few surprise appearances and one jealous cat.
Snowflakes and Song Lyrics – Hank Edwards
A man happens to stay in the same small town as his favorite gay singer and decides to help him write the perfect Christmas song. Will this lead to more? Find out in Snowflakes and Song Lyrics…
Visions of Love – Noah Steele
When grief-stricken law school dropout Marc Marchand visits an art exhibit, the long-forgotten butterflies in his chest finally beat their wings again—all thanks to kind-hearted Scottish artist Connor May.
Marc has been living in a world turned gray ever since he lost the first great love of his life. But Connor fills the world with colors Marc forgot existed. He burns like a hearth melting the ice around Marc’s heart.
When Marc takes the one chance he thought he’d never take again, the two share an unexpected kiss both familiar and strange.
The sparks between them are undeniable. He’s falling for Connor, and Connor for him. But is that love strong enough for Marc to leave his grief—and his guilt—behind?
Visions of Love is book 3 in the Cut to the Feeling series. It’s a low-angst gay instalove romantic drama that can stand alone, but is better read as part of the series.
Captivating – Onley James
Jayne Shepherd has spent his life blending in. He smiles. He laughs. He’s likable. He’s also a sociopath. His emotions are limited. Love, fear, desire don’t exist in his world. Until he meets Elijah.
Elijah Dunne had everything. Third generation Hollywood royalty. Child star. Untouchable. Until one man ruined it all. Elijah fled LA to try to forget, but now, he’s back on top and back on a monster’s radar. Elijah doesn’t think he’ll ever feel safe. Until he meets Shepherd.
Elijah and Shep only have one thing in common. They both wear masks. Shep makes Elijah feel protected. Seen. Elijah makes Shep just feel. Now that he’s had a taste, he’s not about to let him go.
Everybody warns that what they have isn’t real. Shep is obsessed with Elijah, not in love. But Elijah craves Shep’s obsession. He can’t imagine life without him. In Hollywood, being a sociopath is more a life skill than a diagnosis. Could Shep be the monster Elijah needs to finally slay his demons?
Captivating is the second book in the Elite Protection Services Series and contains age-gap, cum-play, voyeurism and one very sexy interrogation scene complete at 72,000 words with a HEA and no cliffhangers.
Trigger Warnings: This book contains talk of past child sexual abuse.
The Marshal’s PI – Este Holland
*Price will drop at 11:00am EST
Dodging bullets shouldn’t be fun…should it?
It is when the man protecting you is hot as sin.
Kai is a happy-go-lucky guy. At least, he was before the mob came knocking on his door.
He’ll go to any length to protect a secret, even work with US Marshal Gannin West.
The only man who can help.
The only man who drives him crazy.
To figure out how to stop the one who wants Kai erased, he’ll have to cooperate… But will it be too late?
The Marshal’s PI is the second book in the Yours to Protect Series. It features a goofy PI who wishes he lived in the 1930s, and a Federal Marshal who hates breaking the rules. Male/male romance, action, adventure, enemies to lovers, 18+ only.
A Walk Through Fire – Felice Stevens
Years after running away from an abusive foster family, Asher Davis still struggles with the guilt of leaving his foster brothers behind. He’s climbed to unimaginable heights as a ruthless, high-powered attorney, creating a life of power and control and takes whatever and whomever he wants.
Blaming himself for the death of his parents, Dr. Drew Klein retreats into a shell of loneliness, merely going through the motions of life. After a disastrous, short-lived marriage, Drew leaves his lucrative medical practice to set up a clinic for abused young men and women. The decision has more repercussions than Drew could ever imagine when the dark and sensual Ash Davis volunteers to help.
Although Drew isn’t gay, Ash is inexplicably drawn to him. He vows to simply bed him and forget him like he’s done with every other man. However, Drew’s sweet and caring nature and unexpected passion both stun and frighten Ash, who questions his right to any happiness at all. And when Ash befriends an abused young man who unwittingly draws the clinic into danger, threatening Drew’s safety and that of his beloved grandmother, Ash discovers that there is nothing he won’t sacrifice to protect the love he never thought he’d find.
A Walk Through Fire is an Enemies to Lovers Gay Contemporary Romance with a Happily Ever After. If you love broken alpha males with a heart of gold, you’ll love Ash and Drew’s story.
This is a re-edited version of the original book published in 2014. Over 12,000 words of new content have been added
Jingle Balls – Z.B. Heller
Deck the balls with fits of giggles.
The holidays are coming and so is Jaxson Dane. Now that he is rid of his virginity at the age of twenty-three, the comic-loving Jaxson and his sexy ER nurse boyfriend, Tyler Mason, have completed all the lessons in the Sex Ed handbook. Or have they? Not in Jaxson’s mind as there is one final lesson left he desperately wants instruction on. His boyfriend deserves everything Jaxson can give him for the holidays, but how does he wrap this present with a bow?
Tyler’s life feels nearly fulfilled between his job, raising his nephew, Colton, and Jaxson. With the holiday season upon them, Tyler sees a family trip to the snowy slopes of Colorado as a perfect time to give Jaxson the ultimate gift-the rest of his heart and forever. However, as the trip progresses, Tyler senses something awry in Jaxson’s tinsel-tangled spirit.
Can Jaxson continue his education in Sex Ed without getting his chestnuts roasted over an open fire? Will Tyler adorn Jaxson’s ring finger with the perfect accessory and truly make it the most wonderful time of the year? Find out in Jingle Balls.
With these two, the holiday season is truly a gift that keeps giving.
This is a fun 31k-ish word novella
His Christmas Sweater – C.M. Valencourt
A holiday enthusiast. A grinch. A blizzard. What could go wrong?
Owen loves Christmas. From November 1st to New Year’s Eve, his world is nothing but ugly sweaters, peppermint mochas, and Mariah Carey holiday singles.
Jacob is a bit of a grinch. Since he’s gotten older, Christmas has never really been what he imagined. The closest he usually gets to festivities is an occasional bottle of peppermint schnapps.
When Owen’s journey to his parents’ house for their famous Christmas celebration gets cut short by the worst blizzard central Colorado has seen in years, he finds himself seeking shelter at the small roadside inn that Jacob manages. With Christmas rapidly approaching, Owen sets out to bring some holiday cheer to the hotel and its grumpy manager. Will Jacob be able to let Owen in before roads clear and Owen drives away forever? Find out in His Christmas Sweater.
Just like Heaven – Suki Fleet
First Published as part of the Wish Come True Anthology (December 2015)
One rainy night in December, David helps a busker with pretty eyes get his stolen money back. He doesn’t imagine the strong attraction he feels is mutual. But after overcoming his shyness, David discovers Jess is definitely interested.
Jess just isn’t interested in anything but a one night stand. Or maybe two. Falling for David is definitely not part of his plan. But when David gets trapped in a snowstorm the night before Christmas Eve, Jess realises a night or two is never going to be enough.
Proceeds of Just Like Heaven sales will be divided between two UK charities working to support homeless youth: Shelter and Centerpoint.
Something Borrowed, Something Boo – Shane K. Morton
Halloween Wedding? Double check.
Falling in love unexpectedly at the Halloween wedding? Totally Inconvenient!
Danny: I’m trying to decide how I got roped into not only being the best man at my ex’s wedding, but also planning the damn thing with the other best man. He’s a famous actor. He’s too hot. He’s too nice. He’s also a major pain in my ass. As we work together to make this wedding the most beautiful event ever, I realize if Blake Hudson wasn’t so annoying, I’d kiss him. Well, maybe more than kiss. I might be a little in love, but it’s too inconvenient. Damn. Burying my feelings until the wedding is over is making me angsty.
Blake: How the hell can you fall in love in less than a week? I never did like doing things the easy way. I’ve learned to be careful and cautious living hidden in Hollywood all these years, but for Danny I’d throw caution to the wind. Well, I’ll have to get him to like me first. While we plan my brother’s wedding in the small town of Point Pleasant, I feel more like myself than I have in a long time. I’ll use this time to make this beautiful man see the real me, and maybe he’ll believe how serious I am about leaving my borrowed life behind and finding something real with him in Something Borrowed, Something Boo.
Home Goal – H J Perry
In the closet…
Career-focused Jason Tant has given up on love to play football at the highest level: his team is in the Premiership, and Jason also plays for the English national team (even though his mother is Spanish). He doesn’t want to be the poster boy for LGBT people in sport—and his advisors have told him that coming out will ruin his career. It’s not an issue until Scott captures Jason’s heart and turns his world around.
Out and proud…
With a carefree, live-for-today attitude, Scott Cole was never in the closet, he’s altogether too flamboyant for hiding. Funny, clever, and a terrific dancer, the science student has many talents but the man he loves requires something else—discretion. They seem an unlikely couple but neither can resist the chemistry that draws them together.
Prying paparazzi are everywhere, determined to out gay footballers. Scott questions whether he and Jason need to keep their love a secret when professional British sportsmen in other fields are coming out. Will Jason have to choose between love and his career? Or will the tabloids destroy them both?
Home Goal is an MM romance novel with a happy ever after. The story spans 2012-2015. Set in England where fans would die for their football team and football is not called soccer.
It is 51,000 words.
Clean Break – Erin McLellan
Connor’s To-Do List:
– Learn to accept my future on the family farm
– Be social, to a degree
– Make a secret bucket list
– Have a real conversation with Travis Bradford
Travis’s To-Do List:
– Get into my top law school
– Get the hell out of Elkville, Oklahoma
– Stay focused on my dreams and goals—no crushes, no distractions
– Get spanked by hot and perfectly fussy farm boy, Connor Blume
Travis and Connor do not like each other, but after being paired together in Entomology 101, their mutual hostility explodes into secret after-class hookups and unexpected feelings. With graduation looming near and their careers taking them in different directions, they’ll have to decide if a future together is worth adjusting their to-do lists and letting go of their carefully laid plans in Clean Break.
Made In New York – Ana Newfolk
Can a casual encounter turn into more?
Isaac’s trip to New York just before Christmas had a single purpose, learn as much about running an LGBTQ Youth Center as possible and take it back to his native Portugal.
Max’s love of the Christmas season was only surpassed by his job and a nurse and volunteering at his friends’ LGBTQ Youth Center in New York.
A day out in the Big Apple.
A pull neither can resist.
Isaac didn’t count on needing to be rescued by a strapping brown-eyed nurse.
Max didn’t count on Christmas coming early in the shape of a curly-haired man with the most bewitching pair of eyes.
With time running out, will Max and Isaac give in to their attraction? Can it be more than a holiday fling?
Made In New York is a MM romance short story with themes of instant attraction and plenty of steam. The story has a happy for now ending, which concludes in Made In Manhattan with a HEA. Made In New York is better enjoyed as part of the series.
A Baby for Christmas – Ann-Katrin Byrde
The very best presents are nine months in the making…
When Robin was three, his mother took him to the mall and then disappeared into the crowd of Christmas shoppers, never to be seen again. Growing up in foster care was hard, but finding out that he was omega gave him hope. Someday, he’d have his own family, better than the one that abandoned him. Problem is, he needs a partner. A good one. When his latest boyfriend dumps him—on Christmas Eve!—he ends up at his best friend Ben’s house. Ben used to be a fantastic partner, but he’s got his own demons, so Robin tries to be happy with just his friendship these days.
Ben’s always loved Robin, but as the fourth generation in a family that passes down abuse like it’s an heirloom, he’s decided to put an end to the pattern. He plans to never have children, for fear he’ll turn out just like his father, and so he keeps Robin at arm’s length. Until Robin goes into heat and all plans are turned upside down.
Robin is pregnant, a Christmas miracle. The start of the family he’s always wanted. But is Ben strong enough to overcome his fear and his family history? And can Robin, abandoned by so many, find the courage to trust Ben to stay? Find out in A Baby for Christmas.
***While this book can be read separately from the Oceanport series, it takes place in the same location and readers of the series might recognize one or two friendly faces around town.
Lesser Things – E.M. Lindsey
“I’m going to spoil someone who wants to give me everything I desire.”
Hugh Bennett spent most of his life working as a secret agent for OMNI Corp, choosing power, money, and loyalty over love. Work like that changes a man, and Hugh was well aware he existed only in shades of grey. Like most agents, Hugh planned to retire quietly, alone, and unloved. Unfortunately for him, fate seems to have other plans when a brash, mouthy little sub swaggers into his life and forces Hugh to take another look and decide what’s most important to him.
Liam Foster’s life isn’t fancy, but it is simple. Working two jobs to make ends meet, he’s resigned himself to barely treading water just to please his slumlord and keep a roof over his head. Liam wants more, but he knew he made his bed, and now he has to sleep in it. That is, until a former co-worker shows up with a new Rolex, designer jeans, and a proposition Liam can’t turn down. A natural sub, Liam has no problem with the idea of kneeling for a hot, older Sugar Daddy who promises nothing more than giving pleasure and showering Liam with cash. The only caveat—no catching feelings.
Liam’s fine with that, until he isn’t. Until it becomes clear Hugh’s life is far more complicated than a University Professor with mysterious millions, and ties to a secret organization. When danger makes its way into Liam’s life, will he want to stick around and stand by Hugh? Or will he run just when the going gets tough? Find out in Lesser Things.
The OMNI Corp series contains adult themes and content intended for an audience of 18 years and older.
Top Shelf – Allison Temple
Martin is a ghost. Well, not really, but he might as well be. Job gone, home gone, self-respect gone, and no one even seems to notice. The only person who really sees him is Seb, the artist who lives above the used bookstore.
Seb haunts the edges of Seacroft in search of beauty. He knows how to excavate the hidden value in abandoned things—whether it’s in the pages of forgotten books or in Martin’s stuttering attempts to rebuild his life—and transform them into works of art.
Two lost souls, Seb and Martin discover the strength they need to face eccentric townies and their dysfunctional families together. But as friendship sparks toward something more, neither man wants to risk what they’ve only just found. It takes two to fall in love, but it will take the whole community to bring their beauty to life.
Top Shelf is an 81k slow burn friends-to-lovers MM romance. It features an anxious professor, a drama queen artist, a bookstore that might be haunted, and a full-blown heart-eyes HEA.
Forbidden Blood – Anna Wineheart
Since he killed a vampire eight months ago, Oriel has been on the run. The coven wants him dead, and the feds want his blood to eradicate the vampires. Exhausted, he sneaks into an obscure mansion, rummaging for food. What he doesn’t know: a vampire lives there.
Three centuries ago, a human lover betrayed Seb, selling him to the hunters for some quick gold. When his chef quits, Seb is left hanging… until he finds the thief in his garage. He captures Oriel, only to discover that Oriel needs protection. And the one thing Seb wants? A purpose to his life again.
Oriel sets one condition when Seb hires him: Seb cannot drink his blood. Except Oriel’s blood tempts him from a distance, tempts him in bed. If he tastes it, he’ll be addicted, completely dependent on Oriel. And the hotter Oriel kindles his desire, the harder it is for Seb to stay away.
Forbidden Blood is a 33,000-word standalone erotic gay romance novella. No cliffhangers, no cheating. But there definitely is a Happily Ever After.
Awkward Hearts – Ian Finn
I’ve always known I’m socially awkward, if not downright socially inept, over-analyzing every little thing and second-guessing myself constantly. I’m under no delusions that I’m “normal.” With my upbringing, I probably wouldn’t even know what “normal” was if it walked up and hit me on my Speedo-clad @ss.
Lately, I’m starting to wonder if I should add “asexual” to my list of eccentric character traits. I’ve had some experiences in the distant past, but they went so badly I lost what little interest in intimacy I’d managed to muster up.
I’m so busy worrying about that, as well as trying to find a job after graduating from school, that my three besties take me on vacation to clear my head. While there, I meet a handsome scientist named Blaze and soon I’m feeling heat I know isn’t just from the sun warming up Lake Erie.
Is it possible that Blaze is rekindling desires in me I thought were long gone, if they ever existed at all? Will I freak out and ruin it like I always do with everything good that comes along in my life? Especially when I find out that Blaze has issues of his own he’s dealing with, or, should I say, not dealing with?
I’m on vacation to psych myself up to come out at work. I have to, since my boss keeps acting like I’m going to marry his daughter so that he can hand off his pharmaceutical research company to us.
I’m quickly distracted from my goal when I meet shy, nerdy and smoking hot Liam Kingsley at the lake. But holy bubble butt, Batboy: how could I not notice Zeus-in-a-Speedo? And how can I resist pursuing him?
I figure this is the perfect opportunity to have a fling, but apparently Liam’s too flaky for that. That boy has issues and leave it to me to be attracted to crazy.
I tell myself to forget about him as I head back home. But time passes and I still haven’t solved my dilemma at work, when who shows up there but Mr. Bubble Butt himself. He’s gotten a job at the same company I’m set to take over, as long as I keep pretending to be straight.
Apparently fate has brought Liam back into my life, and I can’t resist wanting him in my bed. If only he would let go of his insecurities long enough for me to get him there.
Has he already gotten into my head and my heart? And what will that mean for the drama that’s unfolding at work?
Awkward Hearts is a full-length male/male coming out office romance novel full of heat, humor and heart. It’s a standalone with a very happily ever after and no cliffhanger or cheating. Fall in love with these two nerdy, handsome guys who start out the Ann Arbor Hearts series, which will feature connected friends living in the same city.
Thank you for providing this list. Even if gay books are becoming more common no one still steps up and supports offers and lists. I think the audience is bigger than most realize and uncookie cutter stories are hard to find.